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  • 6'2" / 185lbs
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  • 05/01/1983
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  • Undrafted, 2007
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DateLeagueTransaction
10th April, 2007USBLDrafted 5th overall in the 2007 USBL Draft by New Jersey Meteors.
10th September, 2007NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Orlando.
25th September, 2007CBADraftd 23rd overall in the 2007 CBA Draft by Great Lake Explorers.
26th October, 2007NBAWaived by Orlando.
1st November, 2007D-LeagueDrafted 10th overall in the 2007 D-League Draft by Utah Flash.
29th September, 2008NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Milwaukee.
20th October, 2008NBAWaived by Milwaukee.
7th November, 2008BulgariaSigned for the remainder of the season with Lukoil Akademik.
5th December, 2008BulgariaLeft Lukoil Akademik.
21st February, 2009D-LeagueAcquired by Utah Flash.
24th August, 2009ItalySigned a one year contract with Napoli.
30th November, 2009ItalyLeft Napoli.
17th February, 2010D-LeagueAcquired by Utah Flash.
27th July, 2010MexicoSigned a one year contract with Soles de Mexicali.
30th October, 2010MexicoLeft Soles de Mexicali.
30th October, 2010D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Utah Flash.
5th January, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Utah Flash due to injury.
7th February, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Utah Flash.
16th June, 2011BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Okapi Aalstar.
1st November, 2012D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-Fenders acquired the returning player rights of all Utah Flash players during the 2011 offseason).
4th January, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
11th January, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Eisbaren Bremerhaven.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2002 - 2006Arizona State (NCAA)
2006 - 2007UNLV (NCAA)
July 2007Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2007 - October 2007Orlando Magic (NBA)
November 2007 - June 2008Utah Flash (D-League)
July 2008Utah Jazz (Summer League)
July 2008Orlando Magic (Summer League)
September 2008 - October 2008Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
November 2008 - December 2008Lukoil Akademik (Bulgaria)
February 2009 - June 2009Utah Flash (D-League)
July 2009Utah Jazz (Summer League)
August 2009 - November 2009Napoli (Italy)
February 2010 - June 2010Utah Flash (D-League)
July 2010 - October 2010Soles de Mexicali (Mexico)
October 2010 - June 2011Utah Flash (D-League)
June 2011 - June 2012Okapi Aalstar (Belgium)
November 2012 - January 2013Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
January 2013 - June 2013Bremerhaven (Germany)
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January 10, 2011

Kevin Kruger - UNLV graduate Kruger has tried not to sign in the D-League lately, picking up stints with the quickly bankrupted Martos Napoli, as well as a stint in Mexico with Soles de Mexicali a couple of months ago. Yet, inevitably, he wound up back for a fourth season with the Utah Flash, starting at point guard alongside Orien Greene's two guard. In 13 games with the team this season, Kruger is averaging 16.8 points and 5.0 assists, alongside only 1.9 turnovers, on shooting percentages of 41%/38%/89%. He is getting to the line over 7 times a game; in fact, he has taken 96 free throws, compared to 71 three point attempts, compared to 60 two point attempts. So it's an efficient 41% FG he's shooting. However, despite being a good shooter and solid half court point guard, Kruger is not big, not fast and not athletic, with no NBA physical tools to his credit and only a solid yet unspectacular playmaking ability. He ranks just behind Chris Quinn in every facet of the game.

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April 1, 2010

- Kevin Kruger

As mentioned in this rundown of the Napoli debacle, Kruger found himself some Italian volunteer work this summer. In 5 games for the team that wasn't paying him, Kruger averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 assists before jumping ship in November. He later returned to the D-League and the Utah Flash, for whom he has averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists per game, shooting 47% from three point range.

By the way, since that Napoli story was written, they have achieved their best loss of the lot, a narrow 169-29 defeat at the hands of Benetton Treviso. They were outscored by 140, outrebounded by 51, and outstolen by 30. Benetton shot 59-76 from two point range and 16-36 from three: Napoli shot 7-25 from two and 4-25 from three. Five Benetton players had more than 4 steals, and even Daniel Hackett had 3 more, along with 6 assists and 4 rebounds in only 8 minutes. However, in a moment symptomatic of his season, Hackett did not score.

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